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Tigerair Flight Forced To Land In Brisbane After Fumes Detected

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Tigerair Flight Forced To Land In Brisbane After Fumes Detected

A Tigerair flight has made an unscheduled landing in Brisbane after reports of fumes in the cabin.

Flight TT680 was flying from Sydney to Cairns when an odour was detected in the front section of the cabin. 

Tigerair said in a statement: 

"In accordance with standard operating procedures, the Captain made the decision to divert to Brisbane as a precautionary measure after an odour was detected in the front section of the cabin. 

The aircraft was met on arrival by emergency services as a precautionary measure and all passengers and crew are safely disembarking the aircraft at the gate.

Engineers are currently investigating the potential cause. All customers will be re-accommodated on to alternative services as soon as possible. 

The safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members is always our highest priority."

Queensland Ambulance report three patients were transported to Royal Brisbane Hospital for observation following a reported fumes incident at Brisbane airport. 

Tigerair crew will undergo a medical check as a precautionary measure.

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